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Online: Significant Others: Maud Sulter in Relation

1st June at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free
The image is a back and white photograph of Maud Sulter as a young child at Edinburgh zoo, sitting on a suitcase in front of the penguin enclosure. Sulter is wearing a coat which buttons down the front, and ankle socks with t-bar shoes. The image is presented in a black wooden frame with chalk writing in the top right hand corner with the date ‘1965’.
The image is a back and white photograph of Maud Sulter as a young child at Edinburgh zoo, sitting on a suitcase in front of the penguin enclosure. Sulter is wearing a coat which buttons down the front, and ankle socks with t-bar shoes. The image is presented in a black wooden frame with chalk writing in the top right hand corner with the date ‘1965’.
Image: Maud Sulter, C’ est moi, 1993, gelatin silver print, Significant Others series, 1993. Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Libraries and Museums, ID: HC2019.5(7). © Estate of Maud Sulter. All rights reserved, DACS 2022.

ONLINE: A symposium in celebration of Scots-Ghanaian artist, photographer, writer, educator and feminist Maud Sulter (1960-2008).

Taking her iconic photographic series Significant Others (1993) as a starting point, we’ll trace the connections between Sulter’s photographs and her curatorial practice and networks. We’ll look at her legacy in relation to Black and queer feminist writing, artmaking and organising and reflect on her continuing influence in the context of art practice, collections and research.

The symposium complements curatorial work to spotlight the Significant Others series developed by Museum & Gallery Studies MLitt students at the Wardlaw Museum, University of St Andrews.

Event Outline

1.00 – 1.15        Welcome and Introduction 

1.15 – 2.15         Session One: Presentations and Discussion

Camara Taylor

As a Blackwoman: Evoking Maud Sulter’s legacy through the lives of contemporary Black Scottish identity

Natasha Thembiso Ruwona and Tomiwa Folorunso

Chair: Camila Cavalcante

2.30 – 2.45        Break

2.45 – 3.30       Session Two: Presentations and Discussion

Overbearing emotion on copper; Riddles with Maud Sulter’s Sphinx

Tako Taal

Chair: Catherine Spencer

3.30 – 3.45         Break

3.45 – 4.45         Roundtable discussion

Tomiwa Folorunso, Dorothy Price, Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, Tako Taal, Camara Taylor, and Susannah Thompson

Chair: Tiffany Boyle

4.45 – 5.00         Concluding remarks and close

Booking

This event is open to all. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so hereYou will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

Accessibility

This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

The event will have live captioning by Stagetext.

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Details

Date:
1st June
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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GWL Online

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Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
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